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maxwell's demon meaning and definition

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Definition of Maxwell's demon (noun)

  1. an imaginary creature that controls a small hole in a partition that divides a chamber filled with gas into two parts and allows fast molecules to move in one direction and slow molecules to move in the other direction through the hole; this would result in one part of the container becoming warmer and the other cooler, thus decreasing entropy and violating the second law of thermodynamics
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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